Mar 10, 2009

#*#%&@#$!!!!

You are not going to believe this. I'm not making this up.

I JUST got another speeding ticket. 11 mph over this time. Wasn't even paying attention.

(Huge self-loathing sigh)

The terms of the deferment of my last ticket involved being "infraction free" for a year, or pay the original fine. This means I now have to pay $150 (nonrefundable) to defer the first ticket, $154 to pay the now reinstated first ticket, and $124 for the second ticket.

For a grand total of $428.

Oh yeah, not to mention 2 speeding tickets on my record in less than 6 months.

So does anyone know a good joke? I could really use a good laugh right now because I'm about to cry. I guess this is what I get for complaining. And speeding.

Can't wait until my insurance policy is up for renewal next month.

Edit: OK, since I posted this I've already been laughing at myself. I mean what kind of idiot gets a speeding ticket, contests it, gets it deferred, whines about getting it deferred on her blog, and then gets another speeding ticket just 14 hours later? Yeah... All I can say is if you thought you were having a bad day, I hope you're feeling much better now. You can't get much more pathetic than this even if you tried.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should probably stop complaining when I drive too slow.

- Your husband

Donna said...

ouch

David Bardsley said...

I'm sure glad my hard earned tax money goes to our fine law enforcement team keeping me safe from the likes of you. I am positive there is nothing more important they could be doing. :-)

Bardsley Family said...

Crazy!!! I guess it wouldn't have helped explaining to the officer that you already had one of those and were not looking to start a collection. So sorry Donna! That sucks.

The Threet Family said...

I absolutely love that you have a picture of the cop in your mirror. That is classic. I know that it sucks for you! But it really did make my day end with a smile!

If you don't know who I am, I am one of your crazy cousins from Utah. That way you don't think you have a stalker or something.

Mary said...

I am so sorry Donna. If it makes you feel any better I sure am getting a good laugh from this. I have to use my cruise whenever possible or I am sure I would be in same vote.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, this is not good. I've never figured out how to comment on a blog site, although I have tried before. I figure I can speak for everyone when I say, we feel your pain.....and I am certainly going to watch my lead foot from now on.

THEY CALL ME DADDY said...

If you want to continue the self loathing, you can think of all the other things you could have done with that $428. I'll start you off:

1. Last weekend we bought an antique (read used) piano for slightly less than the cost of your tickets and had $3 left over for a smoothie.

2. Add $142.67 to each of your kids college funds.

3. Drive the speed limit to a nice weekend at a bed and breakfast.

4. Buy some clothes that haven't been barfed on.

That should have you warmed up by now. At the end though I find speeding tickets to be random events that just sting you unexpectedly (unless of course you live in Washington).

jenDOTross said...

I am so sorry! What a bummer! I hope this doesn't mean that ticket karma is coming around because I would be in big trouble. The only silver lining appears to be that at least you were not locked out of your car.

Dan said...

See, people think I was crazy the way I drove as a teenager, but I was actually very wise. See, I got it all out of my system while I was young and on Mom & Dad's insurance. Then, by the time I had to get my own insurance, all that stuff that happened when I was a minor wasn't a problem.

Now, I only get parking tickets.

Don't you find it a bit of a coincidence that you got a ticket the day after blogging about your old ticket? The Patriot Act in action!

John Hatch said...

I'm very sorry for you, even though I don't know what it feels like to get a ticket, or even drive

Carolynn said...

Okay, so I am laughing but only because I feel your pain! When we lived in Moraga I got a speeding ticket from a cop in Orinda on my way to work. Everyone thinks I get off free since Mike is a cop, so I have been laughed at a few times! Since then no speeding ticket, just expired registration. So can we start placing bets on when you get your next one? HA-HA!

Heather, Dan, and Family said...

That is some seriously bad karma...what did you do to deserve this?!? I think that maybe I will stop telling Dan to drive faster when we are late to church (maybe.)

LAURA said...

ha ha, I complain too that my husband is always driving too slow, drives me crazy. Sorry this happened, maybe you better not drive tomorrow just to break the bad luck!

Neva said...

Yikes!! I got pulled over a few months ago for not having my license plate displayed properly on the front of my van. There are murders, robberies, and muggings taking place in this world and yet, this is what the cop felt would be a good use of his time. My van is 20 years old and every time I try to rig the plate on it, it flies off! I explained all this to the very nice Sheriff's deputy and he gave me a warning and a lecture to "get it on there." Yes sir! Whatever.

tvmom said...

So sorry to hear this! Ahh...so frustrating.

Bardsley Family said...

Donna - I just wanted to let you know that one of my employees got a ticket for 15 miles over on Sunday and then again today for going 10 miles over in a school zone. So two tickets in 6 days and he is expecting to pay over $600.00 for both. He called into the office crying this morning. Poor guy!

Denise and her 4 Boys said...

Is this what it takes to get a lot of comments posted on your blog? All I can say Donna is that I am glad that it was you and not my husband. That is the kind of luck he use to have. I guess I have rubbed off on him, finally. At least you can write about it. I probably would have been so made that I would even be able to type the first word of the story. I must say that Mark's comments were a little too nice. I don't think I would have been. Kenneth can't even tell me when he gets a ticket because he knows what will be at the other end of that conversation. Luckily that has helped him slow down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I don't always go the speed limit, I guess I just get lucky when I choose not to go the slow speed that is posted at times! Stay away from the police!!!!

Bob & Kristy said...

Donna, Bob and I have gotten about 6 tickets between the two of us in the last 18 years, and believe it or not, 2 tickets were on the same trip to CA for your wedding (we each got one). Hmm, perhaps this is part of the freaky Karma? The officer who ticketed Bob claimed he was going 90 uphill in the Sierras in a snowstorm. I believe that was a $300 ticket, plus mine was at least $150, so I completely feel your pain. Or perhaps it's contagious, and I should say, "Tag! Your turn!"

Also, we have each gotten a ticket on July the 5th, (Bob in 99, me in 2003), going to the beach in two different states. We use cruise control now on 7/5. (Note: That ticket in 2003 was my last, and Nicki was a newborn. Nursing Mother's Brain? I think yes.)

Bob & Kristy said...

Donna, if you haven't paid the ticket, you should probably contest it, because if you win, both tickets effectively go away.

Bob did this a few years ago, and he noticed in the courtroom that EVERYONE who came in got a reduction in their ticket, at the very least. Bob got off completely, because the officer he subpoenaed didn't show.

There is a book you can get (our library had it, at least) about how to get out of tickets. You should at least look into this before just paying the darn thing.

BTW, I like the new picture for you your blog!